Travel & Leisure just put Annapolis 15th on its annual list of the top 25 towns to visit for Christmas for the second year in a row. The website, frankly, is late to the party. Annapolis has been a Christmas town for more than a century. Here, then, is an essential guide to the holidays in Annapolis.
After a halfway-constructed senior center was burned down in East Baltimore, a partnership emerged between a pastor and a mortgage broker. Their collaboration has provided meals and holiday gifts to families across the city.
In the United States, the national conference of Catholic bishops rejects the concept of gender transition, leaving many transgender Catholics feeling excluded. On Wednesday, the Vatican made public a sharply contrasting statement, saying it’s permissible, under certain circumstances, for trans Catholics to be baptized and serve as godparents.
Growing up, Elazar Zavaletta heard that trans people, like him, are an "abomination" in the eyes of God. Now a Lutheran pastor, Zavaletta has transformed his pain into solidarity with marginalized people.
The attacks on Israel have left many in Baltimore's Jewish community fearing for the safety of loved ones and friends living there, Marc Terrill, president of The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore, says.
For the Jewish community, the Hamas attack on Israel felt like the history of atrocities against Jewish people repeating itself, Rachel Garbow Monroe is president and CEO of The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.
Linda Malat Tiburzi, a survivor of the notorious child rapist John Merzbacher while a student at the Catholic Community School of Baltimore in the 1970s, died at age 62. She was an advocate for survivors of abuse and rejoiced at the release of the Office of the Maryland Attorney General’s report on child sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.